How to become a designer: a real story


Is it difficult to learn interior design from scratch withouthaving no preparation? A month ago, the academic year started at the Modern School of Design, and Roomble's editors decided to follow the entire learning process using the example of one student who is now learning the basics of such a complex and in-demand profession For more than a year, the editors of Roomble will closely communicate with one of the students of the Modern School of Design in order to understand is it possible from scratch and without any base. This project will become a semblance of the now popular reality show format, when you can watch real people live. The student's name is Svetlana, and she will share her opinion about studying at the SDS right now and continue in the next articles. - I didn't have an art school or work experience in interior design. Therefore, I took a serious approach to choosing a design school. The following was important to me: the term of study was 1-1.5 years, classes were in the evenings, after work, a convenient location, an interesting, necessary program, catchy graduates' theses, and at the exit - a document on obtaining additional education in the established form, and not certificate of completion of the courses. When I came to the SDS on an excursion, I was immediately attracted by the warm, sincere atmosphere. And this is very rare. Svetlana During the 13 academic months of all students of the Modern School of Design, the following set of disciplines will be waiting:

  • Professional graphics;
  • The basis of architectural composition;
  • Bases of color;
  • Picture on presentation;
  • Sketching;
  • History of styles and actual interior;
  • The basics of ergonomics;
  • Interior and its components;
  • PR for designers;
  • Work with suppliers of finishing materials;
  • Architectural and design design;
  • Economic feasibility of the project;
  • Computer-aided design.

And after a comprehensive test - exit to.The teaching staff are MArchI graduates - professionals who work with each other on the same creative and emotional wavelength. A good tradition of the SDS is the open defense of theses with the invitation of potential employers. Svetlana The training course started at the end of September andbegan with an organizational meeting, at which future students were introduced to the program and rules of the school, and at the same time to each other. The author of the course "Interior Design" Lyubov Antonovna Khovanskaya shared her recommendations for successful studies and tried to determine the true motives of everyone who came here. These revelations immediately brought us closer together, helped to become a group. The very next day, we all together in WhatsApp discussed the purchase of a stationery. We were told that friendly groups reach the diploma in full force. Perhaps that is why the teachers are trying in every possible way to unite us, conduct classes very correctly, support and help. Svetlana As during the year several groups startDifferent times, in a difficult situation, you can take a break, and then continue learning in a suitable group by level. When a forced pass is always possible to catch up in another group. This is not recommended, but the availability of such an opportunity pleases. Classes are held three times a week, for three hoursin the evening. From November, a fourth evening will be added, which students will spend in the computer room. Detailed recommendations were immediately given on a laptop, the acquisition of which will become an investment in a future profession. Time in the classroom flies by, we are not even distracted by tea, coffee, snacks, although a 15-minute break is provided. The thing is that the process is very interesting and I want not to miss anything. For the first two months, we have four lessons on color and composition, as well as six lessons on drawing and architectural graphics. Svetlana Coloring is, as all students say,full immersion in the school art lesson. Since then, many have not held paints and a brush in their hands, but that’s what it’s training to remember, consolidate and bring to perfection. One of the first tasks was to draw an Itten color wheel of 12 colors, but using only the tempera of the three primary colors - yellow, red, blue. The biggest challenge is achieving pure purple. And the reference book from today is "The Art of Color" by Johannes Itten. The homework assignment was to make a palette of 12 or more shades of gray and blend border tones of yellow-greens and red-purples with warm and cool colors. I made a color wheel and could not help but have fun: I picked fruits and vegetables for each color, it was not for nothing that all 12 colors were obtained from the three main ones, which means they must be in nature. Svetlana The brain is already boiling on architectural graphics, althoughonly lines and fonts were disassembled. Georgievsky's "construction drawing" is our everything! It takes four hours of hard work on an A3 sheet of homework. I really hope that things will go faster further. And in composition classes, discovery follows discovery. Here's how to depict on a sheet - is there a point or is it moving? Our first sketches for contrasts and dominant - kindergarten. But by the second part of the lesson, glimpses of creativity become more noticeable. Svetlana After the first month of training, the impressions ofSvetlana is only the most positive. Teachers are masters in a professional and pedagogical sense. There is no "water", everything is very clearly worked out and verified, the theory smoothly turns into practice, there is a result at each lesson. Respectful attitude towards students, calm working atmosphere. Large amounts of work performed in the lesson, no less homework. But they are all doable. Yesterday, before classes, I saw a meeting of teachers and managers of the SDS with the alumni of last year. Laughter, joy, hugs - a meeting of good friends and colleagues. Even after graduating from the SDS and starting their professional career in the field of design, graduates are welcome guests here. Svetlana